Speech pathologists study speech and language disorders in order to facilitate healthy communication. As Christians, we are called to serve; speech pathology is one concrete way we are able to help rehabilitate those who struggle with issues ranging from speaking to interpreting language.
Calvin's speech pathology and audiology program combines rigorous coursework with clinical experiences in our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities to prepare you for your career. At Calvin, you'll also have the unique option of completing our five-year master's program in speech pathology.
For important information on admissions requirements, please read the following documents:
Careers in Speech Pathology and Audiology
- Acute Care Hospitals
- Rehabilitation Hospitals
- Private Practices
- Assisted Living Centers
- Research Facilities
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Join the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association; study international dialects in England, Scotland and Ireland; assist a professor with communication research over a summer; volunteer at local hospitals and schools.
Course Requirements 2013-14
Speech Pathology and Audiology (B.A. - only)
Four-year bachelor's program
For students entering the program in September of 2013, they must earn at least a 3.0 GPA every semester across all of courses, and earn at least a 3.0 GPA in every SPAUD course. Students must also meet the essential functions required to practice as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist (see FAQs). Students do not need to apply to remain in the four-year program.
(44 semester hours)
- SPAUD-101Introduction to Speech Pathology and Audiology
- SPAUD-210 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech, Hearing and Language Mechanisms
- SPAUD-216 Phonetics
- SPAUD-217 Speech Science
- SPAUD-218 Hearing Science
- SPAUD-311 Child Language Development
- SPAUD-343 Principles of Communication Neuroscience
- SPAUD-344 Evaluation Procedures in Audiology
- SPAUD-345 Aural Rehabilitation
- SPAUD-370 Introduction to Clinical Practicum: Observation
- SPAUD-384 Speech Sound Disorders across the Lifespan
- SPAUD-385 Language Disorders across the Lifespan
- CAS-399 Senior Seminar
Dollar amounts reflect awards given for the 2013-14 academic year.
- Bretton and Kimberly Bolt Family Scholarship
- award amount: $2,000
- junior or senior nursing or speech pathology major or pursuing a pre-physical therapy, or pre-occupational therapy program or other fields focused on care of the elderly
- GPA 3.0+
- financial need required; preference to those who volunteer or work at a skilled nursing facility
- apply through the Calvin Portal
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